The top command – referred to below as Linux top – is a command on Unix and Unix-like systems such as Linux, which provides a dynamic real-time overview of a running system. It can display system summary information and a list of processes or threads currently managed by the Linux kernel. The types of system […]
Monitoring PHP Performance and Diagnosing Bottlenecks
As one of the most widely used scripting languages for web development, PHP is known for its flexibility and ease of use. However, with complex applications and increasing traffic, PHP performance can sometimes take a hit. Monitoring PHP performance and diagnosing bottlenecks is essential to ensure that your web applications are running smoothly and efficiently. In […]
Observability in 5 minutes. Plus, 20 observability software vendors
Previously we’ve covered the future of APM (application performance monitoring) and the expansion of APM into observability. Followed by the race between software vendors to define observability. Most recently, we looked at the evolution of observability as shared by industry-leading software vendors. This article will answer the following questions to bring clarity to the topic of […]
Which of These 2019 APM Companies’ Predictions Came True?
2023 update: The world of application performance monitoring (APM) has undergone significant changes in recent years, with the rise of observability as a key trend. As companies increasingly rely on complex distributed systems, traditional APM tools are no longer sufficient to provide the visibility and insights needed to ensure optimal application performance. To explore this […]
Observability Platforms at a Glance: Which One Suits Your Needs Best?
Observability is a critical aspect of modern software development, providing teams with the ability to monitor and understand the performance of their applications and infrastructure. In recent years, several companies have emerged as leaders in the observability space, offering comprehensive solutions for monitoring and analytics. In this post, we’ll take a detailed look at five […]
What is observability?
Leading software vendors have completed the expansion from traditional monitoring to full observability. However, there’s still a knowledge gap for customers interested in observability. As a result, some are left feeling a bit cloudy about observability for the cloud. Hopefully, this article will help add clarity to this topic. What is observability? Explained So, observability […]
50 Top Observability and Monitoring Solutions – 2023
Back in 2014, I compiled a list of top server and application performance monitoring solutions. Sharing that list publicly was a great way to gain feedback and recommendations on other tools available. Over time that list grew from 20 to over 100 server monitoring and APM solutions! Because of its growing size, I’ve created a smaller, more […]
“MySQL server has gone away” error – Solution(s)
The MySQL server has gone away error, which means that the MySQL server (mysqld) timed out and closed the connection. By default, MySQL will close connections after eight hours (28800 seconds) if nothing happens. However, in some cases, your web host, DBA, or app developer may have decreased this timeout setting, as discussed below. MySQL […]
Checkout these 100% Free tools by Solarwinds
SolarWinds believes observability is about understanding the complete state of your application and infrastructure environment. Developers and support personnel must have comprehensive and consistent infrastructure and application performance metrics, visibility into application performance down to the line of code, the ability to trace service relationships, and a comprehensive view into related logs. With their integrated […]
Observability, Getting Started – 50 Free Access and Open-Source Solutions
This article examines APM and observability solutions and tools. I’ve also included several quotes collected from observability companies who offer easy access to their platforms and composed a list below of noteworthy observability solutions. I encourage observability providers to extend free and open access to their platforms and software, beyond free trials and without requiring […]